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Statin Soothes Delirium For Critically Ill Patients

By | Fri, 01/17/2014 - 00:00

UK researchers recommend statin therapy to prevent delirium in critically ill patients who have received statin before.

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Diabetes Centers of Excellence Conference: February 26-28, 2014

By | Wed, 01/01/2014 - 09:00

Developing and implementing diabetes centers of excellence to deliver high quality care across the continuum, meet growing patient demands, promote prevention, and improve outcomes.

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New Mexico City Building 'Eats' Pollution

By | Sun, 12/29/2013 - 14:20

A new hospital building in Mexico City, the Torre de Especialidades, is covered in a new type of tile called “proSolve370e,” which can neutralize the chemicals produced by 8,750 cars every day.

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There’s Lead In Your Christmas Tree Lights

By | Tue, 12/24/2013 - 10:19

Holiday lights come with a dark side — they contain enough lead in them to be harmful.

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2013’s Biggest Medical Breakthroughs

By | Fri, 12/20/2013 - 15:07

2013 saw huge leaps forward in many areas of medical and health science. We chose to highlight 13 of the year's biggest medical breakthroughs.

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Families Often Embarrassed By Mentally Ill Relatives

By | Mon, 12/02/2013 - 10:42

An analysis of data from the World Mental Health Surveys found that mental health disorders were more likely to be accompanied by stigma from family members than physical illnesses.

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Memories Are "Geotagged" In Your Brain

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 12:32

Scientists used a video game to understand how our brains map our memories of events, and associate them with other events that took place in the same area.

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High Cholesterol Fuels Breast Cancer Growth And Spread

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 09:48

A byproduct of cholesterol, called 27HC, spurs the growth and spread of breast cancer by mimicking the hormone estrogen. Researchers say that tumors can use it as a source of fuel.

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Better Sex Makes Fruit Flies Live Longer

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 08:47

Male fruit flies who were manipulated in sexual frustration ended up with poorer health and shorter lives than flies who were able to mate at will, proving that a better sex life could lead to longer life.

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Superbugs Are Outmaneuvering Our Drug Arsenals

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 19:23

A PBS documentary presents a sobering outlook about the inevitable rise of 'superbugs' that are catching many hospitals and government agencies off guard and creating a 'silent epidemic'

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It’s Not Just Nicotine That Makes Cigarettes Addictive

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 13:28

Nicotine-free tobacco smoke elicited more addictive behavior in rats than pure nicotine or smoke from manufactured tobacco that contains nicotine.

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Nun Teaches Taekwondo To Children With Cancer

By | Tue, 10/15/2013 - 18:04

Linda Sim, the taekwondo-teaching nun, trains children fighting leukemia and brain tumors.

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The Changing Face Of American Identity

By | Fri, 10/04/2013 - 15:57

Renowned portrait artist Martin Schoeller shot a diverse array of American faces that challenge our preconceptions of race and identity.

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Egyptians Wore Jewelry Made From Space Metals

By | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 08:47

The earliest known iron artifacts come from outer space, according to new research from University College London.

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Can Electrolyte-Filled 'Hydrating Beer' Really Prevent Hangovers?

By | Fri, 08/16/2013 - 17:17

A new type of Beer, packed with electrolytes tastes just like genuine suds, but can also — supposedly — spare you from that nefarious morning hangover.

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